Art Brokerage: Clyde Morgan American Artist: Born in St. George in 1942 and raised near Salt Lake City, Utah, Clyde Ross Morgan's innate artistic ability began emerging in his early grades of elementary school. His sense of perspective astounded his art teachers as he drew what he saw rather than the stick-like symbols so typical of other youngsters his age. In 1983, Morgan made the break and moved to the artists' community of Sedona, Arizona. In his new studio and foundry, he began creating, in bronze, subjects that have long held his fascination and often relate to his own personal experiences. "River-running" is the one activity for which he'll admit an obsession. His admiration for history's noted explorer and river adventurer, John Wesley Powell, inspired him to create "SOCKDOLAGER", a remarkably detailed and historically precise piece commemorating Powell's passage down the Colorado River in 1869. This piece is presently being considered for enlargement to heroic proportions for placement at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. In 1996, Morgan completed a monument of heroic size that was placed in the city of Tucson, Arizona. Dedicated by Mormon Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, this commission commemorates the first displaying of the American Flag in Tucson by the Mormon Battalion in 1846 as well as a peaceful exchange between two cultures; the Mexican community and the Mormon Battalion. In June of 2002, Morgan was selected from a group of four national finalists to create a larger than life-size bronze sculpture of Scottsdale's late Mayor Herb Drinkwater. This work was dedicated and installed on May 10, 2003 in the Scottsdale Cultural Park.
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